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Total Entries: 37 Overall Rating:
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Instant Classic: 17   46%
Really Good: 6   16%
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Bad: 2   5%
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Among Worst Ever: 9   24%
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Post # 37
Date 4/24/2006 - 11:32 PM
Name goddaan
Comments: this movie was impeccably executed. after seeing it years ago i still enjoy reminiscing about the brainwashing scenes, hypotheses about what takes place in such hypnoses. watch closely the hypnotic memory scenes and you see the writers view that hypnosis is a progressive technique. these characters are progressively commanded to do worse and worse things, synchronized with their decreasing and decreasing strength, over time, to ward off such commands. eventually, they're robotic killers. the writers presentation of this is incredibly, enjoyably subtle. the acting is flawless and brilliant. denzel has an intensity never drifted away from. the hypnotists' voice sparkles. he's oddly extremely weird looking in profile, but good looking from frontal view. streeps' performance is magic, as if it's almost possible to agree with this villian. is it possible to have this happen in real life? i challenge you give me a reason why it couldn't work (generally; implants and hypnosis that cause people to do things like, uh, murder).
Post # 36
Date 1/7/2005 - 8:59 AM
Name Polished.
Comments: I don't know why, but i was really hoping for a little more. despite a mediocre plot, the performances were superb. .
Post # 35
Date 12/17/2004 - 1:06 PM
Name ;l.
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Post # 34
Date 11/15/2004 - 4:25 PM
Name Poltra.
Comments: Very good thriller from a great director. .
Post # 33
Date 9/21/2004 - 6:23 AM
Name Jeni.
Comments: I think this movie should have been released later this year, maybe in november/december, because it wanted you to think. Most people go to the movies in the summer to get away and relax, not work their brains. That said, this is a good movie, not great. The story was a little weak, but excellent acting all round. I just wished that there were scenes with denzel & meryl, that would have been great. .
Post # 32
Date 9/17/2004 - 4:31 PM
Name win
Comments: Ladies and gents we have a winner.
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Date 9/17/2004 - 2:15 PM
Name W4l.
Comments: Denzel played a good as paraniod. Great storyline for a remake.
Post # 30
Date 9/14/2004 - 6:21 PM
Name H. Throb.
Comments: It seemed like i was watching the 5th day of the dnc convention, do you suppose it was coincidental that this and "the village" (another movie whose message michael moore would love-in that opus it took them 2 hours to say what fdr said in one sentence, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself") in this update, the hollywood left is trying to warn us feeble minded citizens against the dangers of re-electing bush /cheney. . . Meryl streep says she patterned his 'evil' role after republican females, director johnathan demme has issued statements indicating he hopes this movie has an effect on the fall election-- as far as the 'surprise' ending, any astute movie fan sees the 'twist' long before the finale, and knows who the real assassin is. . . . Hollywood doesn't even have the moxy to mention muslim extremists, instead here the bad guy is corporate america, big business, remind me again where we would be as a nation without big business? oh yeah a 3rd world country--hollywood makes billions of dollars, the stars demand millions for their roles, sounds a little like hypocrisy to me, this whole summer has been pretty much of a letdown, except for spiderman although i am holding out hope for "cellular"--did you know that as far as fahrenheit 911, it's been shown on prime time cuba tv, awarded by the france, endorsed by the terrorist group hezzbolah, the first american do#@&entary allowed into the country by the red chinese--did you know that that richard clarke who is quoted in the movie, called michael moore a liar--but hollywood doesn't let facts stand in their way, because they figure most people are gullible and can be brainwashed, pretty much as depicted in this disappointing effort, starring one of my favorite actors, remember the critics praising this flick did the same for fahrenheit 911--which has been arranged to be released on home video before the election!!! fyi< the 9 / 11 commission states that bush didn't lie about wmds, the british report agrees and president putin warned bush that saddam was inspired by the 9/11 attacks and planned similar attacks here in america.
Post # 29
Date 9/13/2004 - 11:46 AM
Name Sir drinksalot.
Comments: The public has spoken and i have to agree with them. Believe the box office numbers because this movie was just horrible. Fake dramatic moments lead to a sloppy "hero" and is filled with no tension nor believablity .
Post # 28
Date 9/12/2004 - 8:26 PM
Name Churn this.
Comments: Denzel spends a good part of this movie moping around like a sad refugee from a 70s war flick. (drinking and crying) the film is an overblown political snoozefest.

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